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February 26, 2013

Bill Proposed to Stop Sexual Harassment in VA Hospitals

Bill Proposed to Stop Sexual Harassment in VA Hospitals

  In the nation's Veteran's Administration hospitals, a dark secret is lurking.  VA statistics show that hundreds of sexual assaults, including rapes, forcible medical examinations, and inappropriate touching, occur in hospitals for veterans each year. A bill recently proposed in the House of Representatives, H.R. ...

February 26, 2013

Defendants Added to Savannah Sex Trafficking Indictment

Defendants Added to Savannah Sex Trafficking Indictment

A sex trafficking ring that preyed on Mexican women hoping for a better life in the United States was shut down by a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigation.  Thirteen defendants were added to the indictment last week, bringing the total number of defendants in the case to 25. The investigation, dubbed “Operation ...

February 15, 2013

Kentucky House Passes Anti-Trafficking Bill Unanimously

 Kentucky House Passes Anti-Trafficking Bill Unanimously

Victims of sex trafficking would no longer be punished and charged with prostitution, but would instead receive social services and treatment, according to the provisions of a law passed by the Kentucky House of Representatives this week.  The bill, which passed 95-0, is intended to make it easier to combat human trafficking in the ...

February 15, 2013

North Carolina May Ban Public Toplessness

 North Carolina May Ban Public Toplessness

Women may no longer be able to let it all hang out on top in North Carolina without fear of legal repercussions if a bill currently in the North Carolina house passes.  The Republican-led North Carolina House of Representatives is debating a bill that would make most public toplessness a misdemeanor punishable by up to 30 days in ...

February 12, 2013

Contraceptive Sabotage Happening to Many Women

Contraceptive Sabotage Happening to Many Women

According to new research by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, millions of American women may have been victimized by domestic partners sabotaging their contraception.  Typical forms of contraceptive sabotage by men include switching out birth control pills for inactive pills, hiding hormonal contraceptives, ...

February 12, 2013

Lawmakers: CA Rape Law “Loophole” Should Be Closed

Lawmakers: CA Rape Law “Loophole” Should Be Closed

California lawmakers may change a controversial law from the 19th century after a case made headlines and raised eyebrows nationwide. It was a nightmare come to life: Jane Doe, a California resident, went home after a night of drinking and woke up to discover a man having sex with her who wasn't her boyfriend.  As soon as she ...

February 12, 2013

Maryland Man Convicted of Trafficking Young Girls

Maryland Man Convicted of Trafficking Young Girls

A Maryland man was convicted of sex trafficking after involving multiple minor girls he had met over the internet in prostitution.  Dennis Smith, a pimp who also went by the street name of “Domo,” began grooming a sixteen year old girl for sex and prostitution by beginning to message with her on social media websites. After ...

November 29, 2012

Former Church Employee Guilty of Online Child Enticement

Former Church Employee Guilty of Online Child Enticement

On November 28, 2012, Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced that Jeffrey Darlin from Swarthmore, Pennsylvania pleaded guilty to trying to coerce and entice a minor over the internet.  The investigation was led by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).   Darlin pleaded guilty in the U.S. District Court of Delaware ...

November 27, 2012

Arizona Sex Offender Gets 12 Years in Prison

Arizona Sex Offender Gets 12 Years in Prison

On November 26, 2012, the US Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California announced that Michael Killala (43 years old) from Peoria, Arizona was sentenced to 144 months in prison.  He admitted that he traveled to southern California on two different occasions to have sex with a boy 14 years of age.  He met ...

October 11, 2012

Jerry Sandusky Sentenced at Least 30 Years

Jerry Sandusky Sentenced at Least 30 Years

  On October 9, 2012, Jerry Sandusky was sentenced to at least 30 years in prison and no more than 60 years in prison.  He was found guilty of 45 of 48 counts that ranged from involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a minor and indecent assault to unlawful contact with minors.     Jerry Sandusky was the ...

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